Among a sea of multi-site based online poker networks
, there reside a few independent networks that have managed to not just stay afloat, but rise far beyond the traffic base and player retention of your average poker room.
An independent poker network is one that consists of a single poker room, as opposed to a multi-site network where there could be dozens of poker rooms
sharing a conglomerated player base. For an independent poker network to attract and sustain so many players is rather impressive.
PokerStars is a good example of an independent poker network. Its success has resounded throughout the industry for quite a few years now. PokerStars
is known far and wide for its incredible range of poker games
and extensive table stakes, not to mention a massive poker tournament
that guarantees $1.5 million every Sunday.
The PokerStars Network is built upon what many online poker players
acquiesce to be the best software platform, further protracted by regular updates and advancements. The poker client is expedient and furnished with clean graphics that don’t congest the table views. PokerStars is also considered to have the most inclusive poker hand history
system built in to the software. Having such a distinction, most poker tracking program developers design their software to be fully compatible with PokerStars.
Another noteworthy independent poker network is that of Full Tilt Poker. Much like its rival, PokerStars, the Full Tilt Poker Network built its own player base from the ground floor up by delivering a stellar poker client, massive tournament schedule and munificent promotions
. Throw in an exorbitant array of pro poker player endorsements, and you’ve got an extraordinarily successful independent poker network.